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EDUCAUSE Now: - #32 - 1) Ira Fuchs, Executive Director of the NGLC 2) National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

This month on EDUCAUSE Now: It's National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! To celebrate, we talk with EDUCAUSE Director of Cybersecurity Initiative, Rodney Petersen, about events and resources surrouding this issue. We also interview Ira Fuchs, newly appointed executive director of the Next Generation Learning Challenges.

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This episode of EDUCAUSE Now features:

Ira Fuchs, Executive Director of the Next Generation Learning Challenges
Next Generation Learning Challenges seeks to identify and scale technology-enabled approaches to dramatically improve college readiness and completion, particularly for low-income young adults. The program will provide grants, gather evidence about effective practices, and create a collaborative community.

Ira Fuchs recently joined EDUCAUSE as the Executive Director of the Next Generation Learning Challenges. Ira has a distinguished record in higher education IT. He was the co-founder of the BITNET network which began in 1981 and was an important precursor to the Internet. Most recently he was awarded the EDUCAUSE Leadership Award for his work in advancing collaborative open-source software through his work at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). This event has been conducted every October since 2004 as a national public awareness campaign to encourage everyone to protect their computers and our nation's critical cyber infrastructure. This year's theme is: STOP. THINK. CONNECT. In this interview, EDUCAUSE director of cybersecurity initiative, Rodney Petersen, tells us about events and resources surrouding National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.


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